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"Selfish is the Heart", by Megan Hart

Pros: Not only were the characters extremely sympathetic, they were mature as well. Cons: Not all readers may appreciate some of the religious threads that run through the story. Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group

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"Song of the Nile" by Stephanie Dray

Pros: The relationship between Selene and Augustus is absolutely fascinating to watch unfold. Cons: Selene’s single-mindedness can be a bit irritating at times. Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Having come of age, Cleopatra

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"One Salt Sea" by Seanan McGuire

Pros: This book didn’t wrench my emotions around like the last few did. Cons: The basic plot felt like what I’d just read in another book in this series. Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group

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"Mark of the Rose" by Kate Pearce

Pros: Interesting world-building, and an interesting way of integrating history and fantasy. Cons: The heroine can be irritating at times, and I wish I understood more of why some of the conflict was taking place. Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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"Much Ado About Vampires", by Katie MacAlister

Pros: Great interaction between characters, and a wonderful world-building concept. Cons: It felt at times like I would have gotten more out of the story if I’d read the previous Ones novels. Rating: 4 out of 5 Uncorrected proof courtesy

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"Late Eclipses" by Seanan McGuire

Pros: Emotionally gripping action-packed story. Cons: It feels like the heroine is getting everything but the kitchen sink thrown at her. Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   October Daye is adjusting to all of

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"A Lot Like Love" by Julia James

Pros: Great witty, spicy chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cons: The plot left me feeling like I’d read it in several other books. Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Nick McCall, an FBI

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"Outrageously Yours", by Allison Chase

Pros: Readers who wanted something different from the last story have gotten their wish! Cons: Readers who want clear scientific basis/explanations of events are going to be rather disappointed. Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group

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"Awakened by a Kiss" by Lila DiPasqua

Pros: Fresh, steamy takes on classic fairy tales. Cons: Resolution of one story’s conflict seemed too easy. Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Three fairy tales are retold with steamy new twists… these aren’t

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"Navarro's Promise" by Lora Leigh

Pros: The book is built on an interesting concept. Cons: There is very little explanation about the Breeds and how they fit into the world around them; as a first time reader in this series it can be very confusing.

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